Tell Me Mel: All Things Life, Health & Fitness

We All Have “Those Days”

The reality is....we all have those days. However, no one particularly likes to talk about them because our highlight reel is much more appealing. But where's the authenticity in that? How can you relate with someone who "seems to have it all together, 24/7?"   You...

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Religion. Politics. and Diet.

Discussing diet and health is becoming a lot like talking about politics and religion. People get super protective and preachy about which method; way of eating they prefer and the majority of the time try to persuade others to do the same - regardless of whether or...

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When Healthy Habits Go Wrong

“So many fitness journeys start with wanting to be healthy and then end in doing unhealthy things to get lean/big” – Justin Cas. It’s true. Everyone’s health and fitness journey is truly unique. We all come into them with different previous life experiences, dietary...

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#GiveThanks November

Last week I shared with my subscribers this month's TellMeMel theme, giveaways, and project. In case you missed my newsletter, here's what's happening all this month and how you can get involved!    In the past few years throughout the month of November, I’ve shared...

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Stand Up and Do Something

“But we’re never going to change the world by standing still” - Matthew West. I recently just finished reading the book “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” and shared my thoughts on today’s Compete Every Day blog here.  The book is about creating a better life...

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Recipe Round Up: 5 Recipes + 1 “Mocktail”

More often than not, when I test out new recipes, I post the finished products on Instagram and my Tell Me Mel Facebook page.  So just in case you aren't following me on either of those medias I'm sharing 5 of my favorite meals + 1 "mocktail" with you today, all in...

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Finding What Works – The Journey From Within.

A few weeks ago after I posted the status on my Facebook page about finding "what works for you", I realized that "what works" can mean completely different things to different people.  And it can also be warped by what you think you should look like, what you think...

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When in Doubt – Keep It Simple

If you've been following me for a while, you know that when I cook or share recipes; they typically include minimal ingredients and are fairly simple; to the point.  The less fuss, the better in my opinion. And because I don't meal prep dinners, I like them to be a...

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If You’re Gonna Procrastibake; Here’s How to Do It

Y'all; remember when I said I get annoyed with super long intros to recipe posts? Well let's just get over it together and carry on...just this one time.    It's a for real word. In Urban Dictionary. I Procrastibake often. After dinner snacking can become a bad habit;...

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“Just Eat Healthy”…..Really?

"Skip the diet; just eat healthy."    Photo Credit: happy-hemp.com Sounds too simplistic to be true; I know. We like the feeling of knowing "the numbers," we need to be put in a box, with clearly defined guidelines, or following a certain "diet" or "way of eating" so...

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Could This Be the #1 Strategy to Anti-Aging?

Spirit: the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power. the inner quality or nature of a person. (Merriam-webster.com) Sprout: to produce new leaves. to grow or develop; spring up. to send out new growth.  (Merriam-webster.com)...

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